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  • Adams, Trevor, MD Pediatric Regional Faculty Fellow, SCH
    Faculty Fellow
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    Trevor Adams, MD

    Pediatric Regional Faculty Fellow
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    trevor.adams@seattlechildrens.org

    Primary Location: Seattle Children's Hospital

  • Amata, Andrew, MD Peditaric Pain Fellow, SCH
    Faculty Fellow
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    Andrew Amata, MD

    Pediatric Pain Faculty Fellow, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    andrew.amata@seattlechildrens.org

    Primary Location: Seattle Children's Hospital

  • Artola, Elizabeth, LICSW, EAMP Acupuncturist, SCH
    Acupuncturist
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    Elizabeth Artola, LICSW, EAMP

    Acupuncturist, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    elizabeth.artola@seattlechildrens.org

    Primary Location: Seattle Children's Hospital

  • Bank, Devon, RN, MSN, ARNP Nurse Practitioner, SCH
    Nurse Practitioner
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    Devon Bank, RN, MSN, ARNP

    Nurse Practitioner, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    devon.bank@seattlechildrens.org

    Primary Location: Seattle Children's Hospital

  • Bluestone, Hira, MMSc, PA-C Physician Assistant, SCH
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    Hira Bluestone, MMSc, PA-C

    Physician Assistant, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    hira.bluestone@seattlechildrens.org

    Primary Location: Seattle Children's Hospital

  • Campbell, Hilda M., PhD Psychologist & Clinical Instructor, SCH
    Outside Faculty
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    Hilda M. Campbell, PhD

    Psychologist & Clinical Instructor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    hilda.campbell@seattlechildrens.org

    Primary Location: Seattle Children's Hospital

    Areas of Expertise: Psychological assessment, cognitive behavioral interventions and relaxation training in children and adolescents.

  • Chen, Tara, PharmD Clinical Pharmacist, SCCA
    Clinical Pharmacist
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    Tara Chen, PharmD

    Clinical Pharmacist, UWMC Pharmacy/SCCA

    tlchen@u.washington.edu

    Primary Location: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

    Areas of Expertise: Cancer pain.


  • Chrisman, Sara, MD Acting Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, SCH
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    Sara Chrisman, MD

    Acting Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    sara.chrisman@seattlechildrens.org

    Primary Location: Seattle Children's Hospital

  • Curatolo, Michele, MD Professor, UWMC
    Regular Faculty
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    Michele Curatolo, MD

    Professor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    Curatolo@uw.edu

    Primary Location: UW Medical Center

  • Dawson, Timothy C., MD Cl. Assoc. Professor & Director (Pain Medicine, VA), VAPSHCS
    Regular Faculty
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    Timothy C. Dawson, MD

    Clinical Associate Professor & Director (Pain Med.)
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine VAPSHCS

  • Edwards, W. Thomas, PhD, MD Professor, HMC
    Regular Faculty
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    W. Thomas Edwards, PhD, MD

    Professor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
    Interim Director, Pain Fellowship Program

    paindoc@uw.edu

    Primary Location: Harborview Medical Center

    Areas of Expertise: Interventional pain management, Medical pain Management, Hospital/Inpatient pain management.

    Clinical Interests: Effects of early interventions for pain or outcome in trauma patients, new pain management systems, total quality improvement in pain management.

    Personal Interests: Music, singing, philosophy, Benedictine spirituality.

  • Fitzgibbon, Dermot R., MB BCh Professor, UWMC
    Regular Faculty
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    Dermot R. Fitzgibbon, MB BCh

    Professor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
    Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine;
    Medical Director, Inpatient Pain Service, UWMC;
    Medical Director, Oncology Pain Clinic, UWMC;
    Medical Director, Pain & Anesthesia Services, SCCA

    dermot@uw.edu

    Primary Location: UW Medical Center

    Professional Interests: Perioperative pain management, cancer pain management and anesthesiology with a special interest in regional anesthesia.

  • Groenewald, Cornelius "Neels" B., MB, ChB Acting Assistant Professor, SCH
    Regular Facutly
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    Cornelius "Neels" B. Groenewald, MD, ChB

    Acting Assistant Professor,
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    cornelius.groenewald@seattlechildrens.org

    Primary Location: Seattle Children's Hospital

  • Groothuis, Eliza, PharmD Clinical Pharmacist, SCCA
    Clinical Pharmacist
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    Eliza Groothuis, PharmD

    Oncology Pharmacist, UWMC Pharmacy/SCCA

    grooth@u.washington.edu

    Primary Location: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

    Areas of Expertise: Cancer pain.


  • Grigg, Eliot, MD Assistant Professor, SCH
    Regular Faculty
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    Eliot Grigg, MD

    Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    eliot.grigg@seattlechildrens.org

    Primary Location: Seattle Children's Hospital

  • Johnston, Amber, RN, MSN, CPON Nurse, SCH
    Registered Nurse
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    Amber Johnston, RN, MSN, CPON

    Nurse, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    amber.johnston@seattlechildrens.org

    Primary Location: Seattle Children's Hospital

  • Kandiah, Nishanthi, MD Acting Assistant Professor, SCH
    Regular Faculty
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    Nishanthi Kandiah, MD

    Acting Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    nishanthi.kandiah@seattlechildrens.org

    Primary Location: Seattle Children's Hospital

  • Kassebaum, Nicholas, MD Assistant Professor, SCH
    Regular Faculty
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    Nicholas Kassebaum, MD

    Assistant Professor,
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    nicholas.kassebaum@seattlechildrens.org

    Primary Location: Seattle Children's Hospital

  • Larkin-McGinn, Kathleen L., MD Clinical Assistant Professor, SCH
    Regular Faculty
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    Kathleen L. Larkin, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor,
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    katie.larkin@seattlechildrens.org

    Primary Location: Seattle Children's Hospital

    Areas of Expertise: Pediatric pain management, Complementary and integrative medicine.

    Field of Interest: Pediatric regional anesthesia, pain management and acupuncture, palliative care.

  • Law, Emily, PhD Acting Assistant Professor, SCH
    Regular Faculty
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    Emily Law, PhD

    Acting Assistant Professor,
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    emily.law@seattlechildrens.org

    Primary Location: Seattle Children's Hospital

    Research Interests: Health-risk behaviors in adolescents with chronic pain, the interrelation between pain and sleep and the impact of chronic pain on child and family functioning.

  • Lynn, Anne M., MD Professor, SCH
    Regular Faculty
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    Anne M. Lynn, MD

    Professor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
    Adjunct Professor, Pediatrics

    anne.lynn@seattlechildrens.org

    Primary Location: Seattle Children's Hospital

    Professional Interests: Research in pain medication kinetics in infants - morphine, ketorolac. Recent addition of acupuncture as adjunct pain management modality.

  • Marshall, Helen, PharmD Clinical Pharmacist, SCCA
    Clinical Pharmacist
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    Helen Marshall, PharmD

    Clinical Pharmacist, UWMC Pharmacy/SCCA

    helenm@u.washington.edu

    Primary Location: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

    Areas of Expertise: Cancer pain.

  • Miars, Laura, PharmD Clinical Pharmacist, SCCA
    Clinical Pharmacist
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    Laura Miars, PharmD

    Clinical Pharmacist, UWMC Pharmacy/SCCA

    lmiars@u.washington.edu

    Primary Location: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

    Areas of Expertise: Cancer pain.

  • Mock, Roy, PharmD Clinical Pharmacist, SCCA
    Clinical Pharmacist
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    Roy Mock, PharmD

    Clinical Pharmacist, UWMC Pharmacy/SCCA

    roymock@u.washington.edu

    Primary Location: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

    Areas of Expertise: Cancer pain.


  • Nishio, Isuta, MD, PhD Assistant Professor, VAPSHCS
    Regular Faculty
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    Isuta Nishio, MD, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    nishioi@uw.edu

    Primary Location: VA Puget Sound HCS

    Areas of Expertise: Interventional pain management.


  • O'Donnell, Deanna M., ARNP Nurse, SCCA
    Nurse Practitioner
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    Deanna M. O�Donnell, ARNP

    Nurse Practitioner

    deandoc@uw.edu

    Primary Location: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

    Areas of Expertise: Cancer pain.


  • Palermo, Tonya M., PhD Professor, SCH
    Regular Faculty
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    Tonya M. Palermo, PhD

    Professor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    tonya.palermo@seattlechildrens.org

    Primary Location: Seattle Children's Hospital

    Areas of Expertise: Pediatric Pain research.

    Clinical Interests: Pediatric chronic and recurrent pain, sleep disorders in children Psychological treatment of pediatric chronic pain, use of innovative technology to deliver treatment, sleep-wake disturbances.

  • Pollak, Kelly, MD Acting Assistant Professor, UWMC
    Regular Faculty
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    Kelly Pollak, MD

    Acting Assistant Professor,
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    pollakk@uw.edu

    Primary Location: UW Medical Center

  • Ralston-Wilson, Jaime, DAOM, EAMP Acupuncturist, SCH
    Acupuncturist
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    Ralston-Wilson, Jaime, DAOM, EAMP

    Acupuncturist, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    jaime.ralston-wilson@seattlechildrens.org

    Primary Location: Seattle Children's Hospital

  • Rampersad, Sally E., MB, DCH, FRCA Associate Professor, SCH
    Regular Faculty
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    Sally E. Rampersad, MB, DCH, FRCA

    Associate Professor,
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    sally.rampersad@seattlechildrens.org

    Primary Location: Seattle Children's Hospital

    Areas of Expertise: Inpatient pediatric pain management, Quality Improvement.

    Professional Interests: Quality improvement, crew resource management and human factors/team training, PALS instructor.

    Personal Interests: Parenting, skiing and running the occasional half marathon!

  • Rapp, Suzanne E., MD Clinical Associate Professor, UWMC
    Regular Faculty
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    Suzanne E. Rapp, MD

    Clinical Associate Professor,
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    serapp@u.washington.edu

    Primary Location: UW Medical Center

    Areas of Expertise: Myofascial pain treatment, Medical management of pain.

    Biographical Statement: Dr. Rapp has been a pain management specialist at the UWMC for 24 years. Her current clinical interest is in myofascial pain. Opioid policy and outcome are current research interests.

  • Robinson, James P., MD Clinical Associate Professor, UWMC
    Outside Faculty
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    James P. Robinson, MD

    Clinical Associate Professor,
    Rehabilitation Medicine

    jimrob@u.washington.edu

    Primary Location: UW Medical Center

    Areas of Expertise: Rehabilitation in pain management, Medical management of pain, Fibromyalgia research.

    Clinical interests: Spine disorders and fibromyalgia.

    Research interests: Rehabilitative treatment of fibromyalgia and decision-making among patients on chronic opioid therapy.

    Teaching interests: The importance of a rehabilitative approach to chronic pain patients.

    Personal interests: Bicycling and guitars.

  • Shah, Nirupa, MBChB, FCP, MBA Joint Acting Instructor (Neurology), UWMC
    Joint Faculty
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    Nirupa Shah, MBChB, FCP, MBA

    Joint Acting Instructor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine;
    Joint Acting Instructor, Neurology

    nirupa@uw.edu

    Primary Location: UW Medical Center

    Areas of Expertise: Diagnosis and medical management of pain, Neurophysiological testing, Botox injections, Neuromodulation of pain.

  • Soulakvelidze, Irakli, MD Clinical Associate Professor, UWMC
    Regular Faculty
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    Irakli Soulakvelidze, MD

    Clinical Associate Professor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    irakli@uw.edu

    Primary Location: UW Medical Center

    Areas of Expertise: Interventional pain management, Medical management of pain.

    Teaching Interests: Teaching residents and fellows the theory and practice of pain medicine, as well as developing clinical research collaborations with them to answer new clinical questions.

    Clinical Interests: Chronic regional pain syndrome, neuropathic pain and spinal pain.

    Research Interests: To develop a standardized clinical pathway for optimal management of chronic regional pain syndrome. To help improve management of chronic pain in the primary care setting.

    Personal Interests: Spending time with family and friends, reading, traveling and sports.

  • Stern, Vanessa, RN, MSN Nurse, SCH
    Registered Nurse
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    Vanessa Stern, RN, MSN

    Nurse, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    vanessa.stern@seattlechildrens.org

    Primary Location: Seattle Children's Hospital

  • Stogicza, Agnes, MD Assistant Professor, HMC
    Faculty Fellow
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    Agnes Stogicza, MD

    Assistant Professor
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    stogi@uw.edu

    Primary Location: HMC

    Areas of Expertise: Interventional pain management, Medical management of pain.

  • Stuckey, Joe, MS, CRC Rehabilitation Counselor, UWMC
    Rehabilitation Counselor
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    Joe Stuckey, MS, CRC

    Rehabilitation Counselor, Rehabilitation Medicine

    jstuckey@u.washington.edu

    Primary Location: UW Medical Center

    Areas of Expertise: Vocational rehabilitation counseling, Cognitive behavioral pain management counseling, Adjustment to disability counseling.

  • Sullivan, Mark D., MD Professor, UWMC
    Outside Faculty
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    Mark Daniel Sullivan, MD

    Professor, Psychiatry; Adjunct Professor, Bioethics and Humanities

    sullimar@u.washington.edu

    Primary Location: UW Medical Center

    Areas of Expertise: Psychiatric management of the chronic pain patient.

    Clinical interests: Outpatient treatment of chronic illness including chronic pain, heart disease, diabetes and depression. Palliative care for seriously ill patients who are not yet at the end of their lives.

    Research interests: He is interested in expanding the ways in which patients can participate in their chronic illness care and the interaction of mental and physical health in chronic illness. He studies the determinants of quality of life in chronic illness and the cost-effectiveness of care.

    Teaching interests: Bioethics, chronic pain, depression in chronic illness and medical mimics of psychiatric disorders.

    Personal interests: Bicycling to work, running, reading and swimming. He enjoys playing old-time string band music with his family.

  • Sutherland, Anna, PharmD Clinical Pharmacist, SCCA
    Clinical Pharmacist
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    Anna Sutherland, PharmD

    Oncology Pharmacist, UWMC Pharmacy/SCCA

    asutherl@seattlecca.org

    Primary Location: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

    Areas of Expertise: Cancer pain.


  • Tauben, David J., MD Clinical Associate Professor, UWMC
    Regular Faculty
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    David J. Tauben, MD

    Clinical Associate Professor,
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine;
    Director of Medical Student Education in Pain Medicine

    tauben@u.washington.edu

    Primary Location: UW Medical Center

    "Care and treat all patients as I would expect for myself."

    Areas of Expertise: Medication management of chronic pain, Medical student pain medicine education, Pain management in Primary Care Practice.

    Expertise: Diagnosis, education, and medical management of acute and chronic pain in specialty and primary care.

    Clinical interests: Consultative and Primary care management of acute and chronic pain primary care internal medicine.

    Personal interests: Family, friends, skiing, mountain biking, art, theater, non-fiction reading, political and philosophical discussion.

  • Taylor, Becca, RN Nurse, UWMC
    Registered Nurse
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    Becca Taylor, RN

    Nurse Practitioner

    Primary Location: UW Medical Center

    Areas of Expertise: Collaborative pain treatment, Medical home model.


  • Terman, Gregory W., MD, PhD Professor, UWMC
    Regular Faculty
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    Gregory W. Terman, MD, PhD

    Professor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine;
    Professor, Graduate Program in Neurobiology & Behavior

    gwt@u.washington.edu

    Primary Location: UW Medical Center

    Areas of Expertise: Pain research, Interventional pain management, Obstetric anesthesiology, OR anesthesiology UWMC.

    Research Interests: For the last 30 years I have been interested in the synaptic plasticity of the central nervous system as a result of repeated or prolonged nociception and/or repeated or prolonged pain relieving drugs. In the last few years, my research has focused on the mechanisms and neurochemistry of of opiate tolerance, potential therapeutics to help opiate tolerant patients, and studies to minimize the life-threatening risk of opiates in analgesic tolerant patients.

  • Tham, See Wan, MB BS Acting Assistant Professor, SCH
    Research Faculty Fellow
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    See Wan Tham, MB BS

    Acting Assistant Professor
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    see.tham@seattlechildrens.org

    Primary Location: Seattle Children's Hospital

    Clinical interests: Acute and chronic pain management in pediatric population, pediatric regional anesthesia.

  • Turner, Judith A., PhD Psychologist & Clinical Instructor, UWMC
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    Judith A. Turner, PhD

    Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    jturner@u.washington.edu

    Primary Location: UW Medical Center

    Areas of Expertise: Psychological assessment of the patient with chronic pain.

  • Venugopal, Holly O., PA-C Teaching Associate, UWMC & SCCA
    Teaching Associate
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    Holly O. Venugopal, PA-C

    Teaching Associate, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    hollyv@uw.edu

    Primary Location: UW Medical Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

    Areas of Expertise: Hospital pain medicine.

  • Walco, Gary A., PhD Professor, SCH
    Regular Faculty
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    Gary A. Walco, PhD

    Professor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
    Adjunct Professor, Pediatrics & Psychiatry
    Director of Pain Medicine, SCH

    gary.walco@seattlechildrens.org

    Primary Location: Seattle Children's Hospital

    Areas of Expertise: Pediatric pain management.

    Professional Interests: A major professional focus has been advocacy for better pain management for children. The socpe of these efforts conitnues to broaden, including national and international efforts.

  • Zhang, Tiffany T., PA-C, PhD Teaching Associate, UWMC
    Teaching Associate
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    Tiffany T. Zhang, PA-C, PhD

    Teaching Associate, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    tiffzh@uw.edu

    Primary Location: UW Medical Center

    Areas of Expertise: Medical management of pain, Pumps, stimulators, peripheral nerve blocks and trigger point injection.

    Clinical Interests: Chronic pain management.

    Research Interests: Chronic pain therapy-related research.

    Teaching Interests: Preceptorship of physician assistant students.

    Personal Interests: Reading, tennis, travel and stamp collecting.